New Releases - November 2022

LATE BREAKING -- OCTOBER RELEASE: Under the Starry Skies by Tracie Peterson
Cassie Barton never anticipated being on her own at thirty-two. When an accident leaves her unable to work, she decides to compile a book of stories about the Railroad. But worry begins to grow as revolutionaries begin to put lives in danger.
With Europe at war and his friend Cassie injured, railroad worker Brandon is burdened. He promised Cassie's father he would watch over her, but as their friendship transforms, he feels trapped. Brandon must face his past before he can move forward.
Cassie and Brandon must rely on God to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a brighter future. 

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle
When Alex first began posting online, she had no intention of becoming an influencer. Overnight her hobby became a full-time job--one that was impossible to manage without her personal assistant, AC.
But the goodwill of her followers turns toxic when one post goes viral in the worst possible way. Alex reaches out to AC for damage control, but her assistant has gone silent. This woman Alex trusted with all her secrets is now missing and the police are looking to Alex for answers. Alex digs she'll find the greatest threat isn't online but in her own living room.

Desert Star by Michael Connelly
A year has passed since detective Renée Ballard quit the force. But after the chief of police tells her she can write her own, Ballard takes back her badge to rebuild and lead the cold case unit.
For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case--the murder of a family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come volunteer as an investigator in her Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his case with the resources of the LAPD behind him.
First priority: clear the unsolved rape and murder of a sixteen-year-old girl. The decades-old case is essential to the councilman who supported re-forming the unit, and who could close it again.

Racing the Light by Robert Crais
Adele Schumacher isn't a typical worried mom. When she hires Elvis to find her missing son, she brings a bag filled with cash, tales of government conspiracies, and professional bodyguards. Finding Josh should be simple, but Elvis quickly learns he isn't alone in the hunt.
With dangerous secrets lurking behind every lead, Elvis needs his friend Joe Pike more than ever to uncover the truth about Josh, politicians, and cartels rotting the heart of Los Angeles. And when Elvis's estranged girlfriend and her son return, he learns just how much he has to lose...if he survives.

Hunting Time by Jeffery Deaver
Allison Parker is on the run with her daughter and Colter Shaw has been hired to find her. Though he's an expert at tracking missing persons-- Shaw has met his match in Allison, who brings all her skills as an engineer to the game.
The reason for Allison's flight is soon apparent. She's being stalked by her ex-husband, Jon Merritt. Newly released from prison and fueled rage, Jon’s former profession as a detective makes him uniquely suited for the hunt. Two hitmen are also hot on her heels.
As Shaw ventures further into the wilderness, the truth becomes as hard to decipher as the forest's unmarked trails...and peril awaits at every turn.

Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum knows that something is amiss when she turns up for work at Vinnie's Bail Bonds to find that longtime office manager Connie Rosolli hasn't shown up.
Stephanie's fears are confirmed when she gets a call from Connie's abductor. He says he will only release her in exchange for a coin, which should be in the office, and is nowhere to be found.
The quest to discover the coin and save Connie will require the help of Stephanie's Grandma, her best pal, her boyfriend, and the hunky security expert. Connie's captor grows threatening and Stephanie has no choice but to throw caution to the wind, follow her instincts, and go rogue.

A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evans
It's 1967, and for young Richard, it's a time of heartbreak and turmoil. Over the span of a few months, his brother is killed; his father loses his job and moves the family to Utah; and his parents separate.
Richard soon meets Mr. Foster, an elderly neighbor who chases off the bullies and invites him in for cocoa and whose dog becomes his closest companion.
As the holidays approach, the joy and light of Christmas seem unlikely to permeate the Evans home. But with Mr. Foster, he learns for the first time what truly matters about the spirit of the season: that forgiveness can heal even the deepest wounds.

The Serpent in Heaven by Charlaine Harris
Felicia, a student at the Grigori Rasputin school in San Diego--capital of the Holy Russian Empire--is caught between her secrets and family struggles. She provides an essential service to the hemophiliac Tsar Alexei, providing him the blood transfusions that keep him alive. Felicia is treated like a nonentity at the bedside of the tsar, and at the school, she's seen as a charity case. But when Felicia is snatched outside the school, the facts of her heritage begin to surface. Felicia turns out to be far more than meets the eye, and soon the attacks come from all directions. Only her courage will keep her alive.

Murder at Black Oaks by Phillip Margolin
Defense Attorney Robin Lockwood is summoned by retired District Attorney Francis Melville to meet with him at Black Oaks, the manor he owns. Melville wants Lockwood's help in a legal matter - righting a wrongful conviction from his days as a DA. A young man was convicted of murdering his girlfriend only for Melville, years later when in private practice, to have a client of his admit to the murder and to framing the man Melville convicted. Melville now wants Lockwood's help in getting that conviction overturned.
Successful in their efforts, Melville invites Lockwood back up to Black Oaks for a celebration. When Melville is found murdered, Lockwood finds herself faced with a conundrum - who is the murderer among them and how to stop them before there's another victim.

The Prisoner by B.A. Paris
Amelie has always been a survivor, from losing her parents as a child to making it on her own as an adult. As she builds a life for herself, she is swept into a life where she married the billionaire Ned Hawthorne.
But then, Amelie wakes up, not knowing where she is. Why has she been taken? Who are her mysterious captors? And why does she soon feel safer here, imprisoned, than she had begun to feel with her husband Ned?

The Perfect Assassin by James Patterson
Dr. Brandt Savage is on sabbatical. Instead of doing fieldwork, he finds himself enrolled in a school where he is the sole pupil. His professor, "Meed," is demanding.
Savage emerges from their training sessions physically and mentally transformed, but with no idea why he's been chosen, and how he'll use his abilities. Then his first mission with Meed takes them to her training ground, Savage learns how deeply entwined their lives have been. To prevent a new class of killers from escaping this place, they must pledge: Do right to all, and wrong to no one.   

A Christmas Deliverance by Anne Perry
Scuff has come a long way from his time as an orphan. Now he's studying medicine at a free clinic run by Dr. Crowe. Lately, Crowe has grown distracted after witnessing an altercation between a former patient of his named Ellie and her fiancé. It seems someone is forcing Ellie to marry the man, and as Crowe sets out to uncover the connection between Ellie, her father, and her betrothed. With Crowe engrossed, Scuff is left to fend for himself, performing surgery after surgery on London's poor. He is desperate for help, so when Mattie comes to the clinic for treatment, Scuff offers her a place to live in exchange for assistance with his medical work. Will Crowe be able to help Ellie, and will Scuff and Mattie ensure all of their patients-and they themselves-can manage to have a peaceful Christmas?

The Choice by Nora Roberts
Breen grew up in the world of Man and was once unaware of her true nature. Now she is in Talamh, trying to heal. Her grandfather, the dark god Odran, has been defeated in his attempt to rule over Talamh.
With the enemy cast out and the portal sealed, this is a time to rest and prepare. It's also a time for celebrations--of her first Christmas in both Talamh and Ireland. She rededicates herself to writing and she is together with Keegan, whom she has grown to love.
It's Keegan who's at her side when the enemy's witches appear to her in her sleep, plotting destruction for Breen. And soon, united with all of Talamh, she will seek out those in need of rescue, and confront the darkness with every weapon she has: her sword, her magicks--and her courage...

The Whittiers by Danielle Steel
For Preston and Constance, a nearly empty nest means it’s easier than ever for the Whittier’s solo ski trip.
But with this year's trip comes tragedy, and the Whittier's six adult children find themselves reuniting without their parents. Lyle must decide whether a divorce would be best for him and his children. Gloria's job on Wall Street has kept her cynical and single at thirty-nine. The twins, Caroline and Charlie, moved out long ago to start a faltering fashion business. Benjie, with special needs, is hit hard by the loss and needs his siblings. And Annabelle starts to spin out of control.
Selling the house, along with all the memories that live in its walls, feels like yet another devastating loss. Could there be another way, as unconventional as it seems?

A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny
As the village prepares for a celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A man and woman have reappeared in the investigators' lives after years. Gamache and Beauvoir's memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back.
As Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a stone mason is discovered. Led by the letter, Gamache, Beauvoir, and the villagers discover a world of curiosities in a local attic. But they soon realize there's more in that room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles and hidden messages.
In unsealing that room, an old enemy is released into their world. And into their lives.